The Swing Shift Shuffle is a radio program of swing, big band, jazz, boogie woogie and other popular music from the 1930's and 40's that airs every Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (US Central Time) on WEVL 89.9 FM in Memphis, Tennessee, with a live webcast at wevl.org. In addition to the radio show, this blog is dedicated to all aspects of the Swing Era, including art, automobiles, cartoons, comics, history, movies, music, news, science, technology, and anything else that happened during that time. It also includes announcements about events in the Memphis/Mid-South area related to the Swing Era, such as classic movies, concerts, dances, lectures, etc. If you see something that fits the description, send it to me at tim@wevl.org. If you would like more information about the radio show, just go to the Radio Show FAQ page.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Sunrise Serenade: Funiculi, Funicula

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Funiculi, Funicula" by Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Friday, December 7, 2018

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

My non-Sunrise Serenade posts have dropped off a bit recently due to work and other annoyances, but I figured I could at least start up the holiday cartoons again. This encore from Christmas posts past is a Jam Handy animated short directed by Max Fleischer.  From the Internet Archive, here is Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer.  According to legend, Gene Autry, who first recorded this song, did not want to record it.  His wife persuaded him. 

Sunrise Serenade: Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow" by Woody Herman and His Orchestra.  Enjoy the video below from YouTube.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Sunrise Serenade: Igor

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Igor" by Woody Herman and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Playlist For December 5, 2018

The playlist for the December 5, 2018 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.  

Sunrise Serenade: Baby, It's Cold Outside

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Baby, It's Cold Outside" by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Jordan.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Sunrise Serenade: That's What You Think

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "That's What You Think" by Gene Krupa and His Orchestra with Anita O'Day on vocals.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Sunrise Serenade: Nevertheless (I'm In Love With You)

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Nevertheless (I'm In Love With You)" by the Mills Brothers.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Playlist For November 28, 2018

The playlist for the November 28, 2018 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.